Combining a mastectomy and breast reconstruction can help you feel more like yourself again. Premal Sanghavi MD, Inc., located in downtown Los Angeles and Glendale, California, offers breast reconstruction services performed by a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of plastic surgery. Call the office of Premal Sanghavi, MD, FACS, or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
There are several methods of breast reconstruction, including:
In implant reconstruction, saline or silicone breast implants are directly put in at the time of your mastectomy. In certain situations, tissue expanders are placed first and then later on changed to implants.
In a tissue reconstruction, a plastic surgeon uses your own breast tissue to rebuild your breast.
In a combination reconstruction, a plastic surgeon uses as much of your own tissue as possible and then uses breast implants to achieve the necessary volume.
The breast reconstruction method used depends on several factors, including coexisting medical conditions, personal preferences, past and present use of radiation, and other factors unique to you.
Recovery from breast reconstruction varies widely from one woman to another. It depends on your type of reconstruction, your other procedures and surgeries, and other individual factors.
Most women spend at least a couple of nights in the hospital after breast reconstruction surgery and then recover over the next few weeks at home.